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* Franklin Art CrawlFranklin Art Crawl

Time: 6:00 pm

Every First Friday of the Month...... Franklin brings you an Art Crawl through the historic streets and buildings of our town. Featuring art galleries and artists throughout the Downtown area and the Factory, the Franklin Art Scene provides both the novice and professional art goer the opportunity to see many genres of art in a historic setting. The $5 Unlimited Trolley rides allow you to start the tour wherever you want and there are no tickets to purchase .

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* Franklin Farmer's MarketFranklin Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 am

Behind the Factory at Franklin

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* Lantern TourLantern Tour

Like a good ghost story? The Hermitage offers an exclusive lantern tour for those who like a little fright in the night. Learn about the ghostly events of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson, the Bell Witch on this chilling excursion. Tickets are $28 and include a 90 minute tour of The Mansion and the Jackson’s tomb.

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* $150,000 for the Battlefield$150,000 for the Battlefield

On a single night in mid-October, The Battle of Franklin Trust will attempt to secure $150,000 toward the purchase of the Lovell property, which is adjacent to The Carter House. The Carter House is located at 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 3

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* Cheekwood HarvestCheekwood Harvest

Time: 10:00 am

Experience one of Tennessee’s most beloved seasons at Cheekwood! A stroll around our grounds during Cheekwood Harvest is a wonderful way to enjoy the crisp fall air and drink in the changing hues of the landscape. We’ll have over 5,000 chrysanthemums planted across our acreage, creating a carpet of rich color to usher in the new season. Pick your favorite pumpkin from our popular patch, or spend an afternoon finding the friendly scarecrows hidden around the Turner Seasons garden, each created by a different community group or organization. With weekly special events, live music, drop-in “Art”ivities in the studio and some of the most gorgeous weather of the year, Cheekwood Harvest is becoming one of Nashville’s favorite fall traditions!

* Grand Ol' Chili Cook-offGrand Ol' Chili Cook-off

Time: 10:00 am

This "Forktober Fundraiser" in Leiper's Fork is one HOT FESTIVAL that also supports the community. Located in the Pow Wow Field adjacent to Floyd Rd at 4121 Old Hillsboro Rd, ticket prices for the 13th Annual Chili Cookoff are $8 Adults - Kids 8 and under: FREE - Family Pak $25 includes 2 adults (16 and up) + 2 children (9-15). Tickets will be sold at the gate, which opens at 10am.

* Andrew Jackson's StoriesAndrew Jackson's Stories

Time: 2:00 pm

Local actors will recreate some of Nashville’s most interesting historical figures on the Living History Tour at the Nashville City Cemetery.

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* Cheekwood HarvestCheekwood Harvest

Time: 10:00 am

Experience one of Tennessee’s most beloved seasons at Cheekwood! A stroll around our grounds during Cheekwood Harvest is a wonderful way to enjoy the crisp fall air and drink in the changing hues of the landscape. We’ll have over 5,000 chrysanthemums planted across our acreage, creating a carpet of rich color to usher in the new season. Pick your favorite pumpkin from our popular patch, or spend an afternoon finding the friendly scarecrows hidden around the Turner Seasons garden, each created by a different community group or organization. With weekly special events, live music, drop-in “Art”ivities in the studio and some of the most gorgeous weather of the year, Cheekwood Harvest is becoming one of Nashville’s favorite fall traditions!

* Annual Haunted Museum Ghost StAnnual Haunted Museum Ghost St

Time: 12:00 pm

The State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m. It is a FREE event with lots of surprises! The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including those of the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and many other scary tales. A popular stop along the trail is on the mezzanine which houses the museum’s 3,500-year-old mummy, along with the mummified cat which might have accompanied the mummy into the after-life. The trail ends at the Haunted Storyteller’s Stage where professional storytellers will spin tales about Tennessee. Children who complete each stop of the ghost trail will receive prizes. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Located at Fifth Avenue and Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and is free to the public. On Saturdays, parking is free at state employee parking lots to the west of the State Capitol.

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* Bloody Thirsty ThursBloody Thirsty Thurs

For adults 21 and over...It's the Science Center's birthday in late October, so we are throwing a good ole fashioned Halloween costume party to celebrate! Come dressed as your favorite ghoul, zombie hunter, blood-sucker, etc. Ticket includes: Admission from 6:30-10 p.m., Planetarium show, souvenir cup & 3 beverage tickets (beer from Mayday & Fat Bottom, wine, and soft drinks). *Planetarium show is based on availability. Seating is first come, first served.

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* Trick or Treat at the MansionTrick or Treat at the Mansion

Time: 4:00 pm

Trick-or-Treating at the “Old Maney Mansion” is free, open to the public and will take place at the doors of Oaklands Mansion at 900 N. Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro, TN on October 31, 2014, from 4:00p.m. until all candy is given away!